Video Archive | Allan Sekula (2)

Allan Sekula
Allan Sekula discusses his book Fish Story, in which he explores in photographs and text the history of modern maritime...
Allan Sekula
With photographs, quotations and his own words Allan Sekula meditates on the intersection of technology, representation and...

Allan Sekula

February 21, 1996 | Video Lecturer:
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Allan Sekula discusses his book Fish Story, in which he explores in photographs and text the history of modern maritime life with an emphasis on the current political and cultural situation. He notes that corporate dis-investment has ended many shipping related industries in America. He notes the passing of a whole way of life. His main focus is the Port of Los Angeles, viewing it as an artifact of what the docklands used to be. He discusses Busan, South Korea, an ascendant maritime industry city. He discusses the idea of truth in documentary photography

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Margaret Crawford introduces Allan Sekula, characterizing him as a photographer working in opposition to contemporary...
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Allan Sekula answers the audience's questions. He admits perceiving the shippping world through his American background. Sekula...

Allan Sekula

October 23, 1991 | Video Lecturer:

With photographs, quotations and his own words Allan Sekula meditates on the intersection of technology, representation and people in two distinctive kinds of places: military and maritime spaces. He discusses the 1971 Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibit “Art and Technology.” Sekula presents photographs from his 1991-6 series “War Without Bodies,” a reference to the ideology of a supposedly clean, remote-control, disembodied warfare promoted during the first Gulf War of 1991. Sekula tells the story of the U.S.S. Iowa, which mysteriously exploded during practice firing in 1988, killing the entire crew. Sekula compares military space with maritime space.

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Allan Sekula presents photographs from his 1991-6 series "War Without Bodies," a reference to the ideology of a supposedly clean,...
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